Sucking in the Seventies

We all know that the Rolling Stones didn't really suck in the '70s.

We all know that the Rolling Stones didn't really suck in the '70s. And as the more interesting of a brace of new Stones compilation reissues (including 1975 disc "Made in the Shade"), "Sucking in the Seventies" proves that the band was just hitting its creative stride in its second decade of being the World's Greatest. Beyond the inclusion of such fearless and brilliant cuts as "Shattered" and "Fool to Cry," "Sucking" boasts B-sides like "Everything Is Turning to Gold," a frenetic live version of "When the Whip Comes Down" from 1978 and funky promo cut "If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)." Other highlights include the live "Mannish Boy" from "Love You Live," the greasy "Crazy Mama" and the soul-drenched "Beast of Burden." All bands should suck like this.—RW